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VIDEO: Last minute test at World Cup venue

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:34
Officials in Sao Paulo have held a second "test" game at the city's World Cup stadium with less than two weeks until it is due to host the opening game.

US parties clash over prisoner deal

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:32
A row erupts over the deal to swap Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held soldier, with Republicans warning it could put Americans at risk.

Woman charged over Belfast attack

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:26
An 18-year-old woman is charged with disorderly behaviour in connection with an incident in north Belfast on Sunday.

France arrests Syria jihad suspects

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:24
Four people are held in France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria, after the arrest of a man over murders at Brussels' Jewish Museum.

Jolie's Maleficent dominates chart

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:13
Disney film Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, debuts at the top of the North American box office, taking $70m (£41m).

NHS 'still fails' dementia patients

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:00
A Mental Welfare Commission report claims people with dementia still do not get acceptable care from the NHS in Scotland.

Samsung launches first Tizen phone

Mon, 2014-06-02 00:54
Samsung Electronics launches the world's first smartphone powered by Tizen operating system, seen as an alternative to Google's Android.

Calculating the sex and drugs economy

Mon, 2014-06-02 00:33
How did statisticians work out the value of illegal drugs and prostitution to the UK economy?

Woman dies as car hits bus shelter

Mon, 2014-06-02 00:28
A woman is killed when a car ploughs into a bus shelter in Birmingham leaving another woman who was standing there critically injured.

Shoppers 'using cash less than ever'

Mon, 2014-06-02 00:10
Cash use by shoppers has fallen by 14% over the last five years, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium.

Airline profits 'to be hit by China'

Mon, 2014-06-02 00:00
The global airline industry cuts its profit forecast for 2014 amid fears over China's economic growth, says the International Air Transport Association.

The 20th Century's first arms race

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:58
How the mania over Dreadnought battleships changed naval warfare

Russia extends Ukraine gas deadline

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:55
Russia's Gazprom gives Ukraine another week to settle its gas bill after receiving a part payment of $786m.

Brady Bunch star Ann B Davis dies

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:41
Ann B Davis, the American actress best known for her role as Alice Nelson, the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch, dies at the age of 88.

VIDEO: Solar plane takes off on test flight

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:22
A solar-powered plane that will try to fly around the world in 2015 is making its first test flight after taking off in Switzerland.

Savile abuse reports 'reach 500'

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:02
There have been at least 500 reports of abuse by Jimmy Savile, NSPCC research for the BBC's Panorama finds.

British rivers cleanest in 20 years

Sun, 2014-06-01 22:19
Britain's urban rivers are the cleanest they have been for more than two decades, a study finds.

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

Sun, 2014-06-01 22:05
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane that will attempt a global flight in 2015, takes to the skies above Switzerland for the first time.

All-women row MP backs local party

Sun, 2014-06-01 22:01
The Labour MP at the centre of a row over an enforced all-women shortlist to replace her says local party members should make their own decisions.

Volcanic ash affects Bali flights

Sun, 2014-06-01 21:51
Air passengers travelling to Bali face more disruption as two flights are cancelled and several delayed because of a volcanic ash cloud.

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